One of the many fun things about writing a food blog, is coming up with names for dishes. It is all good and well to make mac and cheese and call it mac and cheese. But sometimes a recipe needs a makeover name or a new name all together. Sometimes it can be downright difficult. Really, how many names can you give a tossed salad?
I was putting this salad together yesterday evening for some dinner guests and I thought I would add it to the blog as it was kind of new. As I started tossing in ingredients, I realized that it was a wonderful Mediterranean combination. Tomatoes, goats cheese, olives, sunflower seeds....it doesn't get a whole lot more Mediterranean than that. A name and a recipe was born.
You can add any dressing you like to this salad. I, myself, love vinaigrette dressings and seem to use them more than anything else. I made a honey mustard vinaigrette for this salad, which you will see in the recipe below. It is my go to dressing for all salads. If you look around the site, you will most likely see it attached to many of the salads. Not a fan, use one of your favourites!
Mediterranean Tossed Salad
For the salad
1 Small head of Romaine lettuce
2 Cups/40 grams of Arugula
1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Cup/65 grams olives, halved
1 Cup/150 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Cup/110 grams of goats cheese cut into two inch pieces
1/4 Cup/35 grams sunflower seeds
For the dressing:
1/4 Cup/60 ml Olive Oil
1/4 Cup/60 ml White wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons honey
Fresh cracked pepper
Roughly chop the romaine lettuce. In a large salad bowl add the lettuce and arugula. Toss them together. Top with, red onion, olives, cherry tomatoes and goats cheese. Sprinkle over the sunflower seeds.
Put all the dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake really well. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss really well. Serve immediately.
Note: If you want to serve the salad later, just add the dressing before serving.
Click the downloadable link below to print recipe!
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